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nelson mandela has been released from the hospital and he will be going home to continue any further treatment to his home in johannsburg. the 94-year-old has been in the hospital for some time back on the 8th of december, he had surgery fo an abdominal hernia, then gall stones removed and has been in the hospital since. but, again, from our bureau in johannesburg, nelson mandela is headed home and will continue treatment at his home in johannesburg. we'll get a live report at the top of the hour. >>> now to syria, in a city just south of aleppo, months of intense fighting has now come to a head. the rebels are using homemade rockets in their latest push to capture a key military base. it is near the aleppo damascus highway. we're seeing now more signs syrian president bashar al assad's regime is crumbling. in one of the highest level defections yet, the country's military police chief has abandoned his post to join the rebel army. this recording posted online. >> translator: i announce my defection from the regime and i'm joining the people's revolution because the syrian military h
's ultimate foot soldiers. former south african president nelson mandela was released from the hospital wednesday. the 94-year-old nobel peace prize winner remains an international icon. now a whole new generation of foot soldiers is being introduced to mandela's legacy through an exhibit at the international center of photography in new york. it's called "rise and fall of apartheid" photography and the bureaucracy of everyday life. take a look. >> i'm mark robins, the director of the international center of photography in new york. apartheid existed for all of my life and was something that existed as a fact. and i think part of what's so interesting in the exhibition is we look at the way in which apartheid was so completely normalized in the day-to-day life in south africa. i was just watching the footage of nelson mandela being freed in 1990. it's a very moving piece of footage. so mandela is a symbol of that freedom for the entire country. history often seems like it happened to somebody else a long time ago and no longer has any relevance. >> seeing the pictures you're like wow, y
-old man nelson mandela is spending christmas at a hospital. officials have reported that his health had steadily improved and still uncertain how well because of his age. >>> more evidence of global warming. meteorologists saying temperatures in west antarctica warmed twice as fast as the global average up more than four degrees since 1958 and adding to concerns of rising sea levels. >>> while president obama is enjoying some sun and some relative relaxation in hawaii, last-ditch fiscal cliff talks await his return in washington this week. joining me with one of the luckiest assignments on earth, kristen welker. the beach has been filling up since the last time we got to speak. >> reporter: it has, thomas. a lot of people heading to the beach right now. not a bad assignment. you are absolutely right now. s a for the fiscal cliff talks, i'm told that there have been some fresh talks at the staff level but the hard work is not going to get done until lawmakers return to washington, that's expected to happen after the christmas holiday and at this point there's not a lot of time left and h
president nelson mandela. he's at home in johannesburg after more than two weeks in the hospital. cnn has an exclusive terview with the two granddaughters and she's here to tell us about it. tell us what the family members are saying about his condition now. >> i spoke to them this morning and i said to them, we heard so much over the last few weeks, let's hear from you. how is your grandfather really doing? here's what they had to say. >> he's sitting up, he was waving at the kids and smiling at the kids. he's very alert. and he's very aware what's going on. he's doing extremely well. he's doing very well. >> once in a while he needs, you know, medical care, medical attention, and, you know, we're very grateful because, you know, he is surrounded by the best medical team. he's very well taken care of and he's very comfortable and he's very happy. >> the first thing i thought, i mean, you know, good news, they're very upbeat about it. they're beautiful. >> beautiful women inside and out. and they called me because they wanted to tell the world, they're so tired of the rumors. >> social me
been among the visitors at the hospital. no word on when he will be released. >> nelson mandela is enjoying better health. his condition is improving and he's in really good spirits. he has been in the hospital since december 8th. he's recovering from a lung infection and the removal of gall stones. his wife and family along with the current president of south africa visiting him, sreurbing him a merry christmas. >> passengers in denver are finding a special way to be of good shear while helping the less fortunate. these men and women of the encloses all methodist ministers getting behind the bar, that's right, on christmas eve, to serve drinks and collect tips. >> a lot of folks come in here that might not necessary logo to church, and might not hear about the need, and we've discovered that people are very generous, whether they are in a bar or sitting in a pew on sunday morning. >> i asked one t want to take some food home? they said no, we are living under a bridge, we have no place to keep it. >> we bought clothing, underwear for the homeless in denver. >> after the bar ten
canceled yesterday. more of the same expected today. nelson mandela is out of the hospital but he's going to keep getting medical treatment at home. south africa's former president has had a couple of health problems this month, including a lung infection and gal stone surgery. he's 94 years old. he hasn't at peared in public in more than two years. >>> so many gifts have poured into newtown, connecticut, that officials are now asking people to stop sending them. at least for now. newtown has been swamped with things like toys, flowers and school supplies ever since the school shootings. community leaders say they're grateful for the support and they will talk about best ways to help the town very soon. >>> just about 19 after the hour. we're going to give you early reads, the local news making national headlines. we begin with a story from arizona where in the wake of the newtown killings, the states attorney general is proposing a plan to arm one educator in each school. under that plan, each public school would designate a person, either a principal or teacher to keep the gun in a secu
remembered another visit i had made years before with nelson mandela showing me his prison cell on robben island. these two political prisoners were separated by great distances, but they were both marked by uncommon grace, generosity of spirit, and unshakable will. and they both understood something that i think we all have to grasp: the day they walked out of prison, the day the house arrest was ended, was not the end of the struggle. it was the beginning of a new phase. overcoming the past, healing a wounded country, building a democracy, would require moving from icon to politician. in a time when politics and politicians are sometimes the objects of criticism and even disdain, it is well for us to remember people fight and die for the right to exercise politics, to be part of a politicians are sometimes democracy, to make decisions peacefully, without resorting to the gun. that work of building democracy never ends, not here in the seat of the oldest democracy in the world, or in a country like burma in its new capital of nay pyi taw, where the speaker of the lower house where suu ky
post." nelson mandela was released from a south african hospital last night after nearly three weeks of treatment for a lung infection. the 94-year-old former president is currently recovering in his home in johannesburg, but his doctors have cautioned that he should remain close to medical facilities. >>> "wall street journal." toyota has agreed to a $1.1 billion class action settlement over complaints some of his cars accelerated without warning. owners of 16 million toyota, lexus and scion will be eligible for payments and safety updates depending on the make and model. the recall dating back to 2009 and 2010 tarnished toyota's safety reputation and flattened its u.s. sales, ending its 30-year streak of market share increases. >>> scary stuff. "the st. paul pioneer press." the syrian general responsible for military defections has himself become a defector. the chief of military police went across the border according to insurgents in syria. >> and he'll be played by peter sellers in the movie. >> the rat deserting the sinking ship. that is the rat deserting the sinking ship. >> h
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